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Here's what my mastering service will do for your hip hop tracks.  Note - Further down the page you'll find some hip hop and rap before and after samples, along with several testimonials.

I'm John Rogers, award-winning Hip Hop mastering engineer and owner of the online mastering studio JR mastering.  I'm also the author of the new book Audio Mastering Secrets.

Every month since 1999, I master between 70-90 Hip Hop and Rap tracks.  That's 70-90 every month!  I'm highly experienced and know hip hop music very well!  I work on a lot of hip hop and rap songs every week.

If I work with you on your project, when it's all said and done your music will sound the very best it can (at any price)!

 

Do You Know If Your Mix Is Right?
If your mix is bad, the masters you get back aren't going to sound very good.  Unfortunately, 95% of the online Hip Hop mastering companies aren't going to tell this.  They'll just master whatever you give them, and if your mix has major errors, they won't tell you.  They just master it and give you back a CD full of crappy quality songs.  Legally scamming you out of your money and time.

Here at JR mastering, I review every song before I master it.  And if there are any major errors in your mix, I tell you how to fix them.  This rare (unheard of) service I provide is the only way you're going to get great mastering results, and that's my goal for your project!

 

I Understand Hip Hop And Rap
I've worked with over 2,000 satisfied clients in these styles of music since 1999.  Check out some of my testimonials at the bottom of this page.

  • When it comes to hip hop and rap, I need that big bass!  It has to be hard and thick, with the subs ringing.  I want my vocals and mid instruments clear and bright enough so they cut nicely through the bass.
  • My Hip Hop compression techniques will smooth out your songs, without killing dynamics or distorting them.
  • The volume level of your songs will match that of a commercial industry standard hip hop song on the radio.
  • You'll be able to crank your songs up loud without them breaking up and burning your ears.
  • All the songs in your project will sound sonically consistent and they'll be the same volume level from song to song.

 

If You Would Like Me To Master Your Tracks
Check Out My Rates Page Before We Get Started!

Email me if you have any questions.

 

Here Are A Few Hip Hop Mastering Samples

Hip Hop Mastering
Dotta

Hip Hop Mastering
Frodie

Hip Hop Mastering
E.D. Smooth

Hip Hop Mastering
Jovanni Pharr

 

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